Visualising the luckiest and unluckiest Calgary Flames using expected goals. Plotting the differentials of goals scored to expected goals (G - xG) as a way to quantify "luck". Data taken at all situations and includes every player in the past five seasons. Chart by @mrbilltran of thewincolumn.ca. Data from NaturalStatTrick.com

Visualising the luckiest Calgary Flames in the past five seasons using expected goals

The Calgary Flames have seen plenty of ups and downs in the past five years, both on and off the ice. In terms of their on-ice product, they've had one of their best franchise performances in 2018-19, just one season removed from missing the playoffs. This past season, they might have tended closer to what … Continue reading Visualising the luckiest Calgary Flames in the past five seasons using expected goals

Evaluating whether it makes sense to trade Noah Hanifin

Since coming to Calgary in a blockbuster trade in 2018, Noah Hanifin has been a mixed bag. Some stretches he looks like a legitimate top 4 defenceman, others he looks like a replacement level defenceman. Coming over to a new team as a 21-year-old former fifth overall pick, there were some heavy expectations which Hanifin … Continue reading Evaluating whether it makes sense to trade Noah Hanifin

The Calgary Flames need to sign Connor Zary before December 31st

The Calgary Flames have, for all intents and purposes, filled their roster for the upcoming season. The only remaining roster player without a contract is Oliver Kylington, but being an RFA without arbitration rights, there's no reason to worry about that contract. He'll sign in time for camp, and Kylington will push for a full … Continue reading The Calgary Flames need to sign Connor Zary before December 31st

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Poirier stole the show for Saint John Seadogs

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL Currently not playing. The most recent return date announced is February 5th, but … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Poirier stole the show for Saint John Seadogs

Juuso Valimaki is torching the Liiga in an unprecedented way

The Calgary Flames selected Juuso Valimaki in the first round of the 2017 NHL draft. After hitting a home run with Matthew Tkachuk the year before at sixth overall, the Flames were looking to bolster their blueline the next year, and at 16th overall went a little off the board with the Valimaki selection. He … Continue reading Juuso Valimaki is torching the Liiga in an unprecedented way

Three Calgary Flames forwards are growing moustaches for Movember

Movember is an annual fundraiser that takes place each November in support of men's health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male mental health, and more. Starting off as a fundraiser where men would grow a mustache for charity, it has now evolved where people can move 60 kilometers for the 60 men lost each … Continue reading Three Calgary Flames forwards are growing moustaches for Movember

Where are they now? A look at every Calgary Flames goalie since Miikka Kiprusoff

For the first time since Miikka Kiprusoff retired in 2013, the Flames will start the season with a true star goalie in net, Jacob Markstrom. In the time between these two goalies, the Flames have started 13 different goalies, with only two even playing 100 games with the Flames. The remarkable turnover in the crease … Continue reading Where are they now? A look at every Calgary Flames goalie since Miikka Kiprusoff

Breaking down arena sponsorship across the NHL

There are a number of major sources of revenue for NHL teams that allow them to pay players the salaries that they earn. One of them is the naming rights to the arenas in which they play. Teams sign agreements with a sponsoring group (corporation, organization etc.) for a number of years. While most arenas … Continue reading Breaking down arena sponsorship across the NHL

Building an all-time Calgary Flames team with one player from each letter of the alphabet

The Calgary Flames franchise has had some incredible players play for them over the years since coming to Calgary in 1980. They boast a strong group and mix of talent throughout their years. From Al MacInnis to Jarome Iginla to Mark Giordano the Flames have had some great players throughout each era. This got me … Continue reading Building an all-time Calgary Flames team with one player from each letter of the alphabet

Calgary Flames prospect Demetrios Koumontzis on taking a big step forward this season

Selected in the fourth round in 2018 by the Calgary Flames, Demetrios Koumontzis is now going into his third season with the Arizona State University Sun Devils. While his first season in the desert was a resounding success, finishing seventh on the team in scoring as a rookie, his second season was marred by injury … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospect Demetrios Koumontzis on taking a big step forward this season